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The Stars We Steal PDF/EPUB Ö The Stars  Kindle - Engagement season is in the air Eighteen year old Princess Leonie Leo Kolburg, heir to a faded European spaceship, only has one thing on her mind which lucky bachelor can save her family from financial ruin But when Leo s childhood friend and first love Elliot returns as the captain of a successful whiskey ship, everything changes Elliot was the one that got away, the boy Leo s family deemed to be unsuitable for marriage Now, he s the biggest catch of the season and he seems determined to make Leo s life miserable But old habits die hard, and as Leo navigates the glittering balls of the Valg Season, she finds herself falling for her first love in a game of love, lies, and past regrets A Jane Austen s Persuasion retelling set in space Me, sobbing Just just please take my money Take it All of it Please I m begging you, I need this so badly, just take my money, take it, plea this book commits a very unfortunate crime against readers, which is it solely relies on a telling narrative, not a showing narrative meaning the reader is told something happens, rather than shown it.its an extremely lazy method of writing and honestly drags the story down it completely ruins any sort of opportunity which may have been present for me to really connect with the characters, especially because the romance is key to the plot i dont want to be told leo and elliot have a connectio this book commits a very unfortunate crime against readers, which is it solely relies on a telling narrative, not a showing narrative meaning the reader is told something happens, rather than shown it.its an extremely lazy method of writing and honestly drags the story down it completely ruins any sort of opportunity which may have been present for me to really connect with the characters, especially because the romance is key to the plot i dont want to be told leo and elliot have a connection, i want to see it i need proof just being told isnt good enough and a reader deservesin addition to pacing issues and an undeveloped plot, the writing really leaves much to be desired however, this story does have some positives there is a great range of representation present honestly, i think every box is checked lol which could be seen as forced characterisation, but i thought it was refreshing this also really inspired me to pick up persuasion by jane austen, which this is a retelling of i know for sure i will enjoy it sooo muchthan this, so i have that to look forward to now, at least.so while there are some good things about this, i highly doubt i will ever think about this story again 2.5 stars The Stars We Steal starts off with Leo, the heir to a derelict spaceship, trying to avoid the fate of having to marry for money She s resourceful and smart, coming up with her own water filtration system that could make money for her family while saving her from a marriage of convenience But then it slowly devolves into a pointless YA romance, childish and overdramatic, and by the end, I lost all respect for Leo and this story.Leo pines for her ex fianc , who she broke up with years ago Now h The Stars We Steal starts off with Leo, the heir to a derelict spaceship, trying to avoid the fate of having to marry for money She s resourceful and smart, coming up with her own water filtration system that could make money for her family while saving her from a marriage of convenience But then it slowly devolves into a pointless YA romance, childish and overdramatic, and by the end, I lost all respect for Leo and this story.Leo pines for her ex fianc , who she broke up with years ago Now he s back, and she spends the entire book making eyes at him, while feeling hurt that he doesn t love her back, while giving signs that she hates him, while being sad that he s dating other girls Ugh, I wanted to stab my eyes out Please girl, figure out what you want Stop giving mixed signals and expect others to read your mind, then acting so terribly hurt when they don t All the drama in this book is pretty much people not saying what they should, so there s a lot of misunderstandings Leo, in particular, has serious trouble with honest communication She ll do something strange, then refuse to explain, and then act like a martyr when others get mad at her She chases after two different guys because she can t make up her mind, and honestly, she doesn t deserve either And she keeps drinking like a fish to de stress because her life is SO hard Please, my eyes have rolled out of my head.She s also portrayed as a privileged princess who can afford to look down her nose at others She talks a good talk about how there should be justice for all, but when it comes down to it, she takes the easy road because her family and connections make it possible for her to do so Meanwhile, she passes judgement on others who have to make considerably harder decisions in order to eat and live.In the end, this was such a disappointing read Leo is so annoying that it s hard to cheer for a character like that The plot is silly, and it s barely a real one since all the drama is manufactured by people who can t communicate honestly with each other or refuse to listen I m looking for books right now to help me relax and take me away into a fantasy world, but this book just made me angry Instagram Twitter FacebookPinterestEdit This book is free on KU I definitely recommend it for anyone who likes K dramas and reality TV, as this book is packed with drama This is a retelling of Persuasion set in space with a dash of The Bachelor People from Earth now fly around in spaceships, and those of the nobility have especially luxurious ones Leonie, aboard The Scandinavian, is such a one, only her family is on the verge of becoming impoverished and she is g Instagram Twitter FacebookPinterestEdit This book is free on KU I definitely recommend it for anyone who likes K dramas and reality TV, as this book is packed with drama This is a retelling of Persuasion set in space with a dash of The Bachelor People from Earth now fly around in spaceships, and those of the nobility have especially luxurious ones Leonie, aboard The Scandinavian, is such a one, only her family is on the verge of becoming impoverished and she is going to have to take part in the extravagant match making ceremony called the Valg, along with her sister and cousin, to help save the family fortune.Leo is therefore shocked and horrified when her childhood friend and ex fiance, Elliot, arrives for the proceedings When he left her, angry and heartbroken, he was still considered the help Now he is the captain of a ship that manufactures whiskey and considered quite the eligible bachelor She watches him flirt with all the other women in front of her, still wanting him and wishing she didn t, all the while trying to broker a deal for a new water filtration system that will save her family without her needing to marry, while also trying to investigate some mysterious goings on aboard the ship that hint at treachery and, maybe, murder.I enjoyed this book a lot for many reasons First, as a science fiction book, it s pretty light, so don t pick this up expecting hardcore space opera The Bachelor in Space is a pretty apt description for this book It isn t quite THE SELECTION thank God , but nor is it Star Trek I actually enjoyed the drama, and the artfully done will they won t they between Elliot and Leo just about killed me.Leo is a pretty great protagonist I liked the fact that she was tall 5 11 and curvy I thought it was cool that she was an inventor and a significant portion of the plot is about her filtration design She also has a pretty healthy relationship towards other women Even though she has a lot of jealousy towards her cousin and sister, it doesn t dissolve into a mess of girl on girl hate or shaming.Regarding things that this book could have done better well, it was pretty fluffy, and I think it would have been nice to haveaction beneath all the hearts, flowers, and trimmings I also thought the LGBT rep was a bit clumsily done There s an introduction of an ace character towards the end who basically serves as the foil for someone else s romantic relationship, and about 60% of the dialogue of the one lesbian character is her reminding all the characters that she s a lesbian and oh, by the way, are there any available girls around It felt like her sexuality was a stand in for her personality, which made me kind of sad, even though her character improved a little bit in the last quarter of the book.Overall, though, I did like THE STARS WE STEAL a lot It was a fun read and I enjoyed it Thanks to the publisher for sending me a copy in exchange for an honest review 3.5 stars

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